Daiki Iwamasa

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Daiki Iwamasa
Personal information
Full name Daiki Iwamasa
Date of birth (1982-01-30) January 30, 1982 (age 39)
Place of birth Suo-Oshima, Yamaguchi, Japan
Height 1.87 m (6 ft 1+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
1997–1999 Iwakuni High School
2000–2003 Tokyo Gakugei University
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2004–2013 Kashima Antlers 290 (35)
2014 BEC Tero Sasana 37 (5)
2015–2016 Fagiano Okayama 82 (10)
2017–2018 Tokyo United FC 32 (6)
Total 441 (56)
National team
2009–2011 Japan 8 (0)
Honours
Kashima Antlers
Winner J1 League 2007
Winner J1 League 2008
Winner J1 League 2009
Winner J.League Cup 2011
Winner J.League Cup 2012]
Runner-up J.League Cup 2006
Winner Emperor's Cup 2007
Winner Emperor's Cup 2010
Representing  Japan
AFC Asian Cup
Gold medal – first place 2011 Qatar
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Daiki Iwamasa (岩政 大樹, Iwamasa Daiki, born January 30, 1982) is a former Japanese football player. He played for the Japan national team.

Biography[change | change source]

Iwamasa was born in Suo-Oshima, Yamaguchi on January 30, 1982. He was educated at and played for Iwakuni High School and Tokyo Gakugei University before turning professional. He started his professional career at Kashima Antlers where he later became one of the club's longest serving players. He became a regular player at center back from late first season. The club won the champions in J1 League for 3 years in a row (2007-2009) first time in J1 League history. He was also selected Best Eleven for 3 years in a row. The club also won 2007, 2010 Emperor's Cup, 2011 and 2012 J.League Cup. His opportunity to play decreased in 2013 and he left the club end of the 2013 season.

In 2014, he moved to BEC Tero Sasana, Thailand, and helped the club win 2014 Thai League Cup in which he scored a goal in the final match. In 2015, he returned to Japan, playing for J2 League club Fagiano Okayama. In 2017, he moved to Regional Leagues club Tokyo United FC. He retired end of 2018 season.

He received the first call-up for Japan national team in 2008 by newly appointed coach Takeshi Okada. On 10 October 2009, he made his international debut in a friendly match against Scotland. He was also one of the final 23 Japan national football players participating in 2010 World Cup although did not play any minute during the tournament. After 2010 World Cup, in January 2011, he was selected Japan for 2011 Asian Cup by new manager Alberto Zaccheroni. At 2011 Asian Cup, he played in 4 matches and Japan won the champions. He played 8 games for Japan until 2011.

Statistics[change | change source]

[1][2]

Club statistics League CupLeague CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2004 Kashima Antlers J1 League 18 4 3 0 4 0 - 25 4
2005 31 4 3 0 6 2 - 40 6
2006 30 3 4 2 11 1 - 45 6
2007 33 6 5 0 10 0 - 48 6
2008 33 2 2 0 2 0 8 2 45 4
2009 33 4 2 0 2 0 6 0 43 4
2010 34 3 3 1 1 0 7 0 45 4
2011 28 6 1 0 1 0 7 0 37 6
2012 32 3 3 1 7 1 - 42 5
2013 18 0 1 0 5 0 - 24 0
ThailandLeague Queen's Cup League Cup AsiaTotal
2014 BEC Tero Sasana Premier League 37 5 2 0 6 1 - 45 6
JapanLeague Emperor's Cup J.League Cup AsiaTotal
2015 Fagiano Okayama J2 League 42 4 1 0 - - 43 4
2016 40 6 0 0 - - 40 6
2017 Tokyo United FC Regional Leagues 18 4 - - - 18 4
2018 14 2 - - - 14 2
Country Japan 404 51 28 4 49 4 28 2 509 61
Thailand 37 5 2 0 6 1 - 45 6
Total 441 56 30 4 55 5 28 2 554 67

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Japan national team
YearAppsGoals
2009 1 0
2010 3 0
2011 4 0
Total 8 0

References[change | change source]

  1. Daiki Iwamasa at National-Football-Teams.com Edit this at Wikidata
  2. Daiki Iwamasa at J.League (in Japanese) Edit this at Wikidata
  3. Japan National Football Team Database

Other websites[change | change source]